My daily driver since 1989 have been Jeep XJ Cherokee's. Bought a new 89 and then bought a new 01. But I have to admit that I have grown tired of smelling gas cans for the lawnmower, bags of lawn fertilizer and bags of mulch for the garden and flower beds. But I have zero need for anything with close to a full size pickup bed. I have a utility trailer for those few and far between times I need to haul more than would fit in a mini bed. And I really love the small size of my XJ. Great maneuverability because it isn't long and wide, handles good for what it is, great as a daily driver since it isn't long. I have been considering a mid size pickup but what I really want is a true small pickup like the S-10 and old Ranger. Today's mid sizes aren't too far from what full size used to be in the 60s.Cheaper and smaller than Ranger (and other trucks on the market). Not everyone needs something with even the capability of Ranger. Some people just need something with a bed to carry a few bags of mulch every once and a while.
If the 2 door extended cab Colorado had the short bed of the 4 door that would be the vehicle length I want as a daily driver. So I am interested in the smaller size of the Maverick. What I dislike about it is being front wheel drive based. I simply like rear wheel driving and handling characteristics better than front wheel drive.